Being hurt in a devastating car accident can have far-reaching consequences for you as well as your family.
Anyone who is has been hurt in a vehicle accident is entitled to a thorough investigation of the accident scene, which could reveal that the person responsible for your injuries was engaged in dangerous or distracted behavior at the time of the accident. This is certainly true if the person was attempting to use video chatting technology.
More people than ever are attempting to use infotainment systems or video chatting technology while operating a car, despite the obvious safety risks that this presents. If you can show that the other party was engaged in distracting behavior, you may be eligible to pursue a lawsuit, although a recent lawsuit that blamed Apple’s Facetime for a fatal vehicle accident was dismissed.
The charges were dismissed against the Apple company. The company was said not be at fault for the accident that was caused by the driver using Facetime. That lawsuit was originally filed in December 2016, but this does not mean that you cannot pursue a distracted driving claim against the party that caused the accident.
A thorough investigation of what happened at the accident scene and the circumstances of the party involved, who caused the accident, is critical for determining whether or not multiple entities may be responsible for the injuries you sustained.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that distracted driving has been widely publicized as a dangerous activity and one that can be prevented in terms of car accidents, far too many people engage in distracted and dangerous behaviors every single day. They might assume that looking down or away for a couple of seconds or even carrying out a video conferencing call is not that serious, but they often learn the costs of being involved in such an accident after it is too late.
If you have already been hurt because of a Facetime accident or other distracted driving incident, you need a consultation with an experienced lawyer immediately.